President Trump Implores Congress to Move on Virus Rescue Package
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is imploring Congress to move on critical coronavirus aid without further delay.
Senate leaders are trying to overcome late objections to a $2 trillion economic rescue package to ease the financial pain of the pandemic. Both parties' leaders are pushing for quick passage so they can get the legislation to the House and freed up for the country. But several conservative Republican senators want late changes. They say the bill as written could provide an incentive for companies to lay off workers.
Both parties' leaders are pushing forcefully for passage of the legislation in a crisis that is costing lives and jobs by the hour.
(Story written by By ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO/AP)